Overnight news from around the world: Tuesday, August 16

Overnight news from around the world: Tuesday, August 16

Pandora rolls out charts powered by Next Big Sound

Pandora has unveiled three charts powered by Next Big Sound: Trendsetters, Predictions and Top Spins. Designed to inform and act as a resource for music makers, the charts are now live at: www.nextbigsound.com/charts. “Pandora has 100 million listeners visit every three months, and they are deeply engaged, listening 24 hours each month - over two and half times greater than any other service. This generates hundreds of thousands of data points every day that help us map and predict a song’s trajectory,” said Sara Clemens, chief operating officer of Pandora. “Our charts are the visualization of this fan activity, and are an easy to use tool that gives artists and their teams vital information to help them make decisions and grow their careers.”

Tim Cook: 'We don’t acquire for revenue'

After five years as Apple CEO, Tim Cook has given a lengthy interview to the Washington Post, in which he said that the company has acquired "15-20 companies a year for the last four years", adding that they "don't acquire for revenue". "The essential for us is the talent and/or [intellectual property]. Those are the things that we optimise around. Now with Beats, we also got revenue. But it wasn’t the purpose of it. The purpose was that we were going into streaming — we’d already made a decision to do that. And we looked around at people who might be able to help us. I think we got Apple Music out probably a little sooner than we would have otherwise. It’s infused some great talent on the team."

Graceland announces $45m expansion

Graceland will carry out its biggest expansion since opening to the public in 1982 with, Elvis: Past, Present & Future, a 200,000-square-foot, $45 million entertainment complex now under construction across the street from Elvis' iconic Graceland Mansion. The state-of-the-art facility, opening in the spring of 2017, will be five times the size of the current visitor center, and will present the life, career and legacy of the greatest entertainer like never before. The complex will also showcase interactive and immersive pop culture experiences that connect to Elvis’ personal interests and activities throughout his life, including his passion for automobiles and new technology.

Suicide Squad tops Neilsen and BuzzAngle Music charts

James Donio, president of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and Border City Media: “The Suicide Squad soundtrack capitalized on its film’s box office success to debut at No.1 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts, moving 182,000 equivalent album units (including 128,000 in traditional sales). It’s the biggest opening sales week for a soundtrack since Fifty Shades of Grey 18 months ago, and with 22,000 streaming equivalent album units, Suicide Squad notches the best streaming week ever for a soundtrack. The Top 10 also saw several other new releases make a mark, including Rock band Skillet’s Unleashed, the Now 59 compilation, and EDM artist DJ Snake’s debut album Encore. Next week, we’ll be closely watching new albums from PartyNextDoor, Justin Moore, Young the Giant, Rae Sremmurd, and The Amity Affliction, as well as the perennially high-charting Views from Drake, to see who will end up at the top.”

Official Trending Chart:

Chainsmokers Ft Halsey's Closer tops this week's Trending Chart  followed by Olly Murs' You Don't Know Love at No.2 and Bastille's Good Grief at No.3.

POS 10+ Sales Flash Position Climb TITLE ARTIST
1     CLOSER CHAINSMOKERS FT HALSEY
2 5 5 YOU DON'T KNOW LOVE OLLY MURS
3     GOOD GRIEF BASTILLE
4 5   SUNSHINE TIEKS FT DAN HARKNA
5     SUCKER FOR PAIN LIL WAYNE/WIZ KHALIFA/IMAGINE
6 5   IN THE NAME OF LOVE MARTIN GARRIX & BEBE REXHA
7     CRUEL SNAKEHIPS FT ZAYN
8     IS THIS LOVE (REMIX) BOB MARLEY FT LVNDSCAPE/BOLIER
9     KIDS ONEREPUBLIC
10     THE OCEAN MIKE PERRY FT SHY MARTIN
11     RIDE TWENTY ONE PILOTS
12 5 5 MILLIONAIRE DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS/CASH CASH
13     BANG BANG GREEN DAY
14 5   GANGSTA KEHLANI
15     THE 17TH COURTEENERS
16     PURPLE LAMBORGHINI SKRILLEX & RICK ROSS
17     RISE KATY PERRY
18     CRASH USHER
19     A-LIST WSTRN
20     THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE BON JOVI
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